Deshantara, Dēśāntara, Deśāntara, Desha-antara, Deśantara, Deshamtara: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Dēśāntara and Deśāntara and Deśantara can be transliterated into English as Desantara or Deshantara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Deshantara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Deśantara (देशन्तर).—1. The longitude of a place. It is either the distance of the place from the prime meridian or the difference between the local and standard times. 2. Longitudinal correction in the celestial longitude of a planet. Note: Deśantara is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Deśāntara (देशान्तर) refers to a “foreign land”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.18.—Accordingly, as Guṇanidhi thought to himself:—“[...] Where am I to go? What shall I do? I have not studied much, nor am I rich enough. Only a wealthy man can be happy in a foreign land (deśāntara), although he has to face the fear of thieves (caura) there. Of course this fear is present everywhere. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Deśāntara (देशान्तर) refers to “another country”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, just as birds stay in a tree, having come from another country (deśāntara), so sentient beings from another life [stay] in the tree of a family”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Deshantara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēśāntara (देशांतर).—n (S) A foreign country. Any region distant sixty Yojan, or separated by a mountain or a large river, is viewed (in religious matters) as foreign. 2 Space east or west from the first meridian, longitude. dēśāntarīṃ jāṇēṃ or dēśāntara karaṇēṃ To travel or go abroad.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dēśāntara (देशांतर).—n A foreign country; longitude. dēśāntarīṃ jāṇēṃ Travel or go abroad.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Deśāntara (देशान्तर).—

1) another country, foreign parts; Manusmṛti 5.78.

2) longitude.

Derivable forms: deśāntaram (देशान्तरम्).

Deśāntara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deśa and antara (अन्तर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Deśāntara (देशान्तर).—n.

(-raṃ) 1. foreign country. 2. Longitude or difference of longitude. E. deśa, and antara different.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Deśāntara (देशान्तर).—[neuter] another country, abroad.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Deśāntara (देशान्तर):—[from deśa] n. another country, abroad, [Manu-smṛti v, 78]

2) [v.s. ...] longitude, the difference from the prime meridian, [Sūryasiddhānta]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Deśāntara (देशान्तर):—[deśā-ntara] (raḥ) 1. m. Foreign country; longitude or its difference.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Deshantara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēśāṃtara (ದೇಶಾಂತರ):—[noun] a country or region other than one’s own; a foreign land.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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